Coleg Powys

IT / Media BTEC Combined First Diplomas

Coleg Powys
In Newtown

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Typology BTEC
Location Newtown (Wales)
Duration 11 Months
  • BTEC
  • Newtown (Wales)
  • Duration:
    11 Months
Description

Those wishing to develop their skills in the areas of both ICT and Media at Level 2. Two First Diplomas are studied. The First Diploma in Media and the First Diploma in ICT. Each of the Diplomas is equal to 4 GCSEs at grades A to C. The programme is designed to offer learners the opportunity to develop both Media and ICT skills and to gain nationally recognised vocational qualifications.

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Newtown
Llanidloes Road, SY16 4HU, Powys, Wales
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Location
Newtown
Llanidloes Road, SY16 4HU, Powys, Wales
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· Requirements

Students will normally be required to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at E or above and are also subject to an interview with the course tutor.

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Course programme


Start Date: September 2010

End Date: July 2011

Venue: Coleg Powys Newtown

Tutor: Malcolm Bird

Who is this course for? Those wishing to develop their skills in the areas of both ICT and Media at Level 2. Two First Diplomas are studied. The First Diploma in Media and the First Diploma in ICT. Each of the Diplomas is equal to 4 GCSEs at grades A to C. The programme is designed to offer learners the opportunity to develop both Media and ICT skills and to gain nationally recognised vocational qualifications appropriate for the Media Industries, the ICT sector and other disciplines of employment where ICT and Media may be used.

Previous knowledge required: Students will normally be required to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at E or above and are also subject to an interview with the course tutor.

What will I study? The Diplomas consist of a number of core and optional units. These units give learners the chance to develop their skills in a number of Media and ICT areas which may include Networking, 2D Computer Games, Web Authoring and Development, Reviewing Computer Games, Digital Graphics, Media Audiences and Online Business applications.

What else will I do? Students also study Digital Photography and Image Editing. All students receive tuition in Key Skills in both Application of Number and Communications and students may have the opportunity to undertake a GCSE re-sit in Maths or English.

How will I be assessed? By completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations giving students the skills they require to progress onto the next level at Coleg Powys or enter the world of work. Short portfolios are required for Digital Photography and Image Editing. There are no examinations at the end of this course.

What will I achieve? Both the BTEC First Diploma in Media and the BTEC First Diploma in ICT. (Each equivalent to 4 GCSEs, 8 GCSEs in total). Additional OCN qualifications in Digital Photography and Image Editing and a range of Key Skills.

What can I do afterwards? This qualification will help you gain employment in the ICT Sector or Media and Gaming Industries or progress onto further study at Coleg Powys. Successful candidates can be interviewed for progression to the BTEC National Awards programmes in ITP and Media (4 'A' level equivalent). There are a variety of potential careers to explore, all of which will benefit from your studies in either the Media or ICT industries, e.g. Games Tester, Games Developer, Media Technician, ICT Technician or Web Developer

Materials required: You may be required to purchase a course text book and might prefer to use your own digital camera, although the college does have a number of basic models for use in class.


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